MMAKS Advocates


IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

MMAKS Advocates is a leading Ugandan firm active in both the financial and corporate and project development space. The firm is a member of the Africa Legal Network. 

In banking during the research period the firm acted as counsel to borrowers and lenders on debt restructurings, financings and syndicated loans deals.

The M&A team worked for acquirers on deals in the real estate, energy and financial services sectors.

In project development work the firm worked for sponsors and project companies on the construction and development of oil and gas and power projects.

Recent Deal Data highlights

•Grain Bulk Handlers $114 million financing

•SN Power Invest Netherlands $279 million acquisition of 49.75% stake in Bujagali Energy

•Uganda $4 billion oil refinery development


Client feedback

"The firm has high quality, is decisive and gives practical advice." - M&A

"The firm is very knowledgeable and has a quick turnaround time of deadlines and legal advice." - M&A

"The firm is very strong on real estate and commercial laws." - M&A

"The firm was well represented by Fiona Magona and her team. They displayed a good understanding of the deal and its legal requirements. They were professional." - M&A

"MMAKS provided timely and sound advice throughout the process. We were broadly satisfied. MMAKS response time could have been a bit better but that is a minor criticism. Overall we were pleased with their performance and knowledge." - Project finance

Fiona Magona

"She is receptive to clients' requirements. She is pragmatic, provided solutions and was professional."

Godwin Kakande

"He is a rising star. He is very pragmatic."

"He is good and has clear communication skills. His response time is very good. He works with the client to find legal solutions, but he could improve in being more solution driven. He is very knowledgeable in in-country law."

Timothy Masembe

"He is available 24-7. He always thinks out of the box and gives practical solutions."